Definition of celestial latitude in English:

celestial latitude

Line breaks: ce¦les|tial lati|tude

noun

Astronomy
  • The angular distance of a point north or south of the ecliptic. Compare with declination ( sense 1).
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    • Astronomers likewise use celestial latitudes for the angle north or south of the ecliptic plane.
    • It deviates by about 5 degrees of celestial latitude north and south each month.
    • At latitude twenty-three degrees north, the celestial latitude of Cancer, it is overhead on June 21st.

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